• Six candidates, including incumbent John Carter, filed for the three available seats on the Fort Mill School Board. Incumbents Trudie Heemsoth, 15 years, and Dr. John Little, four years, chose not to run.
• Three Fort Mill football players were arrested and charged in a drug sweep, Operation Crackdown. All three players were suspended from the team.
• Grace Wallace was installed as president of the American Legion Auxiliary. Mary Bumgardner was installed as first vice president.
• The Woman’s Club of Fort Mill elected Trudie Heemsoth as president and Melissa White vice president. Other officers were Dana Gibson, Phoebe McCallum and Kathy Powers.
• Doug Mays and his “On the Square” segment of WBTV news was at the Confederate Park bandstand filming comments from local citizens.
• Fort Mill Schools stood to lose approximately $33,500 in anticipated revenue due to the passage of a new act by the State Legislature.
• The Yellow Jacket Club, booster organization for Fort Mill High School sports, elected Wyatt Gibson as president and Wallace Vaughn, first vice president.
• The Fort Mill A & P was selling 10- to 14-pound turkeys for 59 cents a pound, half-gallon orange juice for 73 cents and ground chuck for $1.19 a pound.
• The Center Theatre installed a new Cinemascope screen in order to show the latest movies. The first feature on the wide screen was “King Richard and the Crusaders.”
• The Fort Mill City Council, acting on a request from Chief of Police Heyward Adkins, made Monroe White Street one-way, heading down hill.
• Both Fort Mill plants of the Springs Cotton Mills continued business as usual while the textile strike continued in other parts of the state.
• Two Fort Mill boys, James Allen Ferguson and James Harris, were named captains of the Cadet Regiment at Clemson College.
• A warehouse owned by A.O. Jones, in the vicinity of the Southern Freight station, caught fire and was quickly extinguished with little damage.
• N.P. Johnston, former night policeman in this city, took a position as seed buyer for the E. W. Kimbrell farm.
Compiled by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.